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Community Voices

Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County (CAP-HC) is part of the Community Action Network, a 1,000-agency strong network committed to poverty reduction. Every Community Action Agency conducts a Community Needs Assessment every three years to understand the changing needs of families and individuals with lower incomes in the community it serves. These comprehensive assessments include qualitative and quantitative data about the causes and conditions of poverty, gender identity, age, and more. The information is gathered in a number of ways directly from community members as well as through community-based organizations. 

By listening to the needs of our community, CAP-HC is able to:

  • Develop programs and services that address the specific factors that cause and reinforce poverty in Hennepin County.
  • Assess gaps in services and identify options for addressing those gaps.
  • Support organizational strategic planning that aligns with the needs of our community.

Click the links below to learn more about CAP-HC's 2022 and 2021 Community Needs Assessments.

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